13112017-TTC-01.qxd 11/13/2017 1:32 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 monday, november 13, 2017 late city chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 137 no. 313 | 26 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd Cong retains MP seat, BJP’s loss margin up Modi in Manila, lots on table Bhopal, November 12 The Congress today retained the Chitrakoot Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh with its candidate winning the seat in a bypoll with an improved margin of over 14,000 votes. In the 2013 Assembly poll, the party had won the seat with a margin of 10,970 votes. Congress’ Nilanshu Chaturvedi defeated his nearest rival Shankar Dayal Tripathi of the BJP by 14,133 votes in the bypoll held on November 9. Around 65 per cent voting was recorded in the bypoll, which was necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Prem Singh (65). Singh had won from Chitrakoot, bordering Uttar Pradesh, in the 1998, 2003 and 2013 state Assembly polls. In 2008, he had lost the seat to BJP’s Surendra Singh Gaharwar. Accepting defeat, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted that public mandate was supreme. As per mythology, during his exile, Lord Rama spent 12 years in the forests of Chitrakoot with Sita and Laxmana. The BJP had invoked Lord Rama during its bypoll campaign. — PTI Manila, November 12 Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight held separate pull-aside meetings with US President Donald Trump and Chinese premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of a gala dinner to mark the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN. Modi was also seen chitchatting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the reception for the leaders who have arrived here for the 31st ASEAN summit. He also held brief interactions with several other leaders who attended the reception hosted by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the mega SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City. The PM as well as all other leaders wore Barong Tagalong, an embroidered shirt which is the national dress of the Philippines. The brief interaction between Modi and Trump came ahead of their bilateral meeting tomorrow. The two leaders are expected to deliberate on a number of key issues of mutual interest, ASEAN, EAST ASIA SUMMITS Bilateral meeting with US President today PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and other world leaders at an ASEAN Summit dinner. PTI including the evolving security situation in the Indo-Pacific region where US favours a greater role by India. There have been concerns over China’s growing military presence in the Indo- RSS worker hacked to death in Kerala, BJP to hold protest today Guruvayur (Kerala), Nov 12 A 23-year-old RSS worker was hacked to death in broad daylight allegedly by CPM workers at nearby Nenmeni this afternoon, the police said. The victim, Anandan, was riding a motorcycle when he was attacked with swords and knives, allegedly by CPM workers, who came in a car. Anandan, hailing from Brahmakulam, was an accused in a OPINION case related to the murder of a CPM worker in 2013. The BJP will protest against the incident tomorrow. State president Kummanam Rajasekharan said the ruling CPM was not prepared to give up violence. A strike is being observed by the saffron party in Guruvayoor and Manaloor in Thrissur district. The BJP alleged that as many as 120 of its workers, 84 in Kannur alone, have been killed in Kerala since 2001. It claimed that 14 of these killings have taken place since Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took over the reins of the government last year. The CPM in turn accused the BJP and RSS of indulging in violence and denied the involvement of its government and leadership. — PTI DNA test for a more fit Indian cricket team Genetic blueprint will raise robustness bar BLACK-LETTER DAYS IN THE SC FALI S. NARIMAN A marked absence of judicial temper and rectitude ON PAGE 8 EDIT: Goings-on at the court For Circulation and Advertisement related issues please call at following numbers between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Circulation: 0172-3050419 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Advertisement: Classified: 0172-3050257, or e-mail at email@example.com Display: 0172-3050256, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org New Delhi, November 12 Keeping in sync with skipper Virat Kohli’s uncompromising training regimen, the Indian cricketers are now undergoing DNA test that reveals the genetic fitness blueprint of an individual, raising the bar to a level hitherto unseen. The test helps a sportsman improve his speed, in burning fat, endurance, recovery and muscle-building. It has been learnt that the BCCI has introduced the test on the recommendation of team trainer Shankar Basu so that a more comprehensive fitness programme for the national team can be chalked out. The DNA test, or genetic fitness test, gives an idea on how 40-plus genes are related to a person’s fitness, health and nutrition. Each cricketer’s DNA data is then com- TRAINING REGIMEN ■ DNA test is believed to test body’s abilities and kind of diet, exercise most effective for a particular player ■ Trainer S Basu prepares a detailed workout, nutrition guide for each player tailored for physical needs bined with the environmental data, which is the individual’s body weight and diet, for an all-round analysis. “Yes, we have started the DNA test for the Indian cricket team for some time now. It is basically in line with the new fitness parameters, which have been set by the team management. The DNA test was first introduced in the NBA (basketball) and the NFL in the United States. continued on page 14 16 tourists drown, 7 missing in Vijayawada boat capsize Amaravati, November 12 An overloaded boat carrying 38 persons capsized in the Krishna river near Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) this evening, resulting in the death of 16 tourists while seven others were missing, the police said. Fifteen persons were rescued by local fishermen. The deceased included six women and four children. The ill-fated boat was being operated by a private company and was said to be on a trial run. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams and the Krishna district authorities have launched a massive search and rescue operation to trace the missing. — PTI Today’s issue consists of 26 pages, including six-page Chandigarh Tribune and four-page Life+Style. Pacific and the issue was understood to have figured in a meeting of officials from India, the US, Japan and Australia today under the proposed Quadrilateral coalition of the four countries. “The discussions focused on cooperation based on their converging vision and values for promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in an increasingly inter-connected region that they share with each other and other partners,” the Ministry of External Affairs said. On Tuesday, Modi will attend the ASEAN-India and East Asia summits, and also hold a meeting with Duterte. — PTI see also pages 11, 13 Smoggy conditions: All hopes of relief on light rain tomorrow New Delhi, November 12 Light rainfall predicted on November 14 and 15 is likely to clear the smog in Delhi and bring respite to the people gasping for breath. The minimum temperature today touched 13°C, one notch below the season’s average while the maximum temperature was recorded at 28.4°C. Humidity levels oscillated between 98 per cent and 51 per cent. According to the MeT department, moderate fog will prevail in Delhi tomorrow morning and mostly clear sky during the day. Light showers have been predicted on November 14 and 15, which, the MeT officials say, could clear the smog, giving some relief to Delhiites. The national capital has been experiencing dense smog for the past few days, forcing authorities to enforce emergency measures such as banning construction activities and brick-kilns due to worsening air pollution. The “odd-even” rationing of cars, which was scheduled to begin on Monday, was, however, deferred by the Delhi Govern- Modi’s Varanasi beats Delhi in air pollution Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Friday was the worst polluted city in the country even as the entire focus of battling toxic air quality remained fixed on Delhi and NCR. Varanasi beat Delhi and its suburbs with average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 491 at 4 pm. In the national capital and its adjoining regions, the average air quality was 468. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) monitors air quality in 48 districts across the country. On Friday, 12 areas had “severe” air quality, of which six were from Uttar Pradesh. IANS ment after the National Green Tribunal ordered the withdrawal of exemptions given to women and two-wheelers under the scheme. Meanwhile, all schools in NCR, barring Gurugram, will open tomorrow. — PTI Indian-American dental Man carrying bovines found dead student killed in road rage Family of victim, a Meo Muslim, calls it ‘lynching’ New York, November 12 An 18-year-old Indian-American dental student was killed in the US in a hit-and-run case when the driver of a pickup truck ran his vehicle over her after a minor collision. Taranjit Parmar was on her way home when she got into a minor accident on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown on Thursday, New York Daily News reported. Parmar and the truck driver pulled over into the parking lot of a nearby gas station after the collision, the police said. But when she got out to inspect the damage to her vehicle, the driver of the pickup truck took off — and ran over Parmar while speeding away, it added. Parmar was on the phone with her mother when she was run over in the middle of rushhour traffic, her father was quoted as saying by the report. continued on page 7 Yash Goyal Our Correspondent Jaipur, November 12 Umar, 33, belonging to the Meo Muslim community, who was carrying six bovines in a pick-up vehicle, was found murdered in Govindgarh area of Alwar district. A resident of Ghatmika village in Bharatpur district, his body was identified by his kin last night. They alleged Umar had been “lynched”. But an FIR, filed on Sunday, stated that he had been shot dead. “A case under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been lodged,” Alwar Circle Officer Anil Beniwal said. Another case under the Rajasthan Bovine Act has been registered too. The body has been sent to Jaipur for postmortem. Senior police officers refused to say if Umar had been tar- geted by cow vigilante groups, as alleged by his kin. Two persons accompanying the deceased, who were shot at, are admitted to a hospital in Rewari, Haryana. On April 1, Pehlu Khan, who was transporting cattle, was allegedly thrashed to death by six “gau rakshaks” near Behroad on Rajasthan’s border with Haryana. But the CID-Crime Branch found “no evidence” against them.
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